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Curves and surfaces for computer aided geometric design. 3rd ed. (English) Zbl 0918.68127
Orlando, FL: Academic Press. 496 p. (1992).
[For a review of the second edition see Zbl 0702.68004.]
Publisher’s description: A leading expert in CAGD, Gerald Farin covers the representation, manipulation, and evaluation of geometric shapes in this Third Edition of Curves and Surfaces for Computer Aided Geometric Design. The book offers an introduction to the field that emphasizes BĂ©zier, \(B\)-spline and Coons methods and presents subjects in an informal, readable style, making this an ideal text for an introductory course at the advanced undergraduate or graduate level. This Third Edition includes several new sections and numerical examples, a treatment of the new blossoming principle, and new C programs. All C programs are available on a disk included with the book. The Problems Sections at the end of each chapter have also been extended.

68U07 Computer science aspects of computer-aided design
68U05 Computer graphics; computational geometry (digital and algorithmic aspects)
68-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to computer science